Steel mills in the USA shipped 8.2Mt of steel, down 1.2% from 8.3Mt in March 2014. The latest figure was a 3.2% increase on the 7.9Mt shipped in April 2013.

Shipments year-to-date in 2014 are 32Mt (net tons), a 1.7% increase when compared with 2013 shipments for the same period of 31.5Mt.

A comparison of April 2014 shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 2%; hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, no change; and cold rolled sheet, down 0.1%.

Source: American Iron & Steel Institute